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Beyond Words by Carl Safina
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Jul 25, 2017

it was amazing
bookshelves: read-nonfiction, read-science

This was a super cool book.

I want to say I heard the author or something about the book on a podcast a while back and sought this out. The book brings us deep into the lives and societies of various animals, giving us an idea as to how they operate, their heirarchical structure, and so on. One section is dedicated to elephants, another wolves, and so on.

For someone who has limited science knowledge, this was a really great book where I learned a lot. Elephant societies are fascinating! Wolves are weird! It's all super interesting and complicated, and this book strikes the near-perfect balance of not dumbing the information down while also not playing a pandering game with the audience. An underrated nonfiction read for me - I don't know why I'm not constantly hearing about this book.

If you like science, animals, biology, sociology, learning... check this one out.

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Reading Progress

October 17, 2015 – Started Reading
October 18, 2015 – Shelved
October 28, 2015 – Finished Reading
October 29, 2015 – Shelved as: read-nonfiction
October 29, 2015 – Shelved as: read-science

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